Mathematics for the million 
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Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
User Review  Krollo  GoodreadsSurprisingly good for a lefty discussion of relatively easy maths. The parts where Hogben teaches us about how numbers work are wonderful examples of math instruction; the parts where he waxes lyrical about socialism could well lead to a wonderful example of mass destruction. Read full review
Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
User Review  Owen  GoodreadsHard for me to believe that anyone would rate this book lower than a five. It is a unique and fascinating book that looks at the historical development of mathematics with a clear focus on the most ... Read full review
Contents
Authors Excuse  xi 
The Dawn of Nothing  287 
The World Encompassed  348 
Copyright  
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